Stone Cold (The Originals)
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Annabelle Conroy, an honorary member of the Camel Club, is also the greatest con artist of her generation. She has swindled forty million dollars from casino king Jerry Bagger, the man who murdered her mother. Now he's hot on her trail with only one goal in mind: Annabelle's death. But as Stone and the Camel Club circle the wagons to protect Annabelle, a new opponent, who makes Bagger's menace pale by comparison, suddenly arises. Easily the best of the first three Camel Club books, while the Annabelle storyline is satisfactory, the story line of Oliver Stone getting confronted by his past life and former boss is quite exciting and explosive. It did give me a satisfactory ending and enough tense moments.
Harry Finn is an ex-SEAL. He's a doting husband and father but he's also someone who's helping his mother seek revenge for the death of his father. One by one, the CIA agents who were involved in his murder must pay with their lives. Oliver Stone was one of them. Highly recommended for lovers of suspense thrillers and fans of David Baldacci and his wonderful creation, The Camel Club. The first one involves Annabelle Conroy. Annabelle is the con artist who robbed Jerry Bagger of forty million dollars from his casino as a revenge for killing her mother decades ago (book 2). She hates Jerry and she wishes she had done more damage to him but she also wants to stay alive.Stone Cold starts off when Link (not his real name but is what he is referred to) leaves his house after his mother marries an abusive man who treats him badly. Link decides to move to London, and when he fails to find work he becomes homeless. After getting his watch stolen on the first night Link meets a fellow homeless man named Ginger who teaches him how to survive on the streets. One day though Ginger and various other homeless people begin to disappear without reason, Link takes it upon himself to find out what has happened. Story two is in essence a sequel to the story in book one when Gray & Stone once again cross paths and swords simply because an assassin has targeted Stone's old working collegues and all goes well untill he targets Gray and finds himself in a place he would rather not be. Stone also lands in this particular place and finds that while he might be oldish he is still very good at what he used to be, namely a very skilled operator or assassin. Robert Swindells lives on the Yorkshire moors and is a full-time writer. He has won the Children's Book Award twice, for BROTHER IN THE LAND and for ROOM 13. In 1994, he won the Carnegie Medal for STONE COLD, and also the Sheffield Book Award.
I'd say that interestingly the main character was about a homeless person not having a good relationship with family and deciding to become homeless. It was interesting because you wouldn't think that many interesting points can come across in this but in actual fact there were.Stone Cold is a Carnegie Medal-winning thriller by Robert Swindells. It is one of The Originals from Penguin - iconic, outspoken, first. Link feels betrayed, and is angry with Gail. The story ends with a newspaper article featuring an interview with Link. In it, Link ponders the unjustness of a world where he is homeless and hungry, while a murderer like Shelter is housed in a warm prison with 3 meals a day.
I liked that the story didn't have a happy ending. While I would have liked that, it wouldn't have been realistic at all, and therefore would have undermined the issue it was trying to represent. The novel shows how it is to live as a homeless person and is a good way of showing how it really is. Ginger and Link have a good friendship. With the way Stone Cold ended, I had no choice but to listen to the first two chapters of the next book, Divine Justice. My sister was talking about this book along with others she had done for her GCSE English and English Language course, among the books she had, this appeared to interest me most. Probably because it was one that I have not read before, even while I was going through my GCSEs.After Link's father abandons his family, Link's mother starts a relationship with a new boyfriend, who forces Link out of the family home in Bradford. Link, now homeless, decides to travel to Camden, London. Here he meets Ginger, a streetwise homeless man, who takes him under his wing. Link and Ginger work together and become friends. The Camel Club is a loosely organized group of intellectual oddballs headquartered in Washington, DC. Comprised of rare books expert and librarian Caleb Shaw, retired Special Forces soldier Ruben Rhodes, and math genius Milton Farb, they are led by a man who calls himself Oliver Stone. In the past, Stone was a member of the fictional "Triple Six" assassin division of the CIA, but he has since renounced killing and instead works to uncover the immoral secrets of the US government. Stone Cold is a young-adult novel by Robert Swindells, published by Heinemann in 1993. Set in Bradford and on the streets of London, the first-person narrative switches between Link, a newly- homeless young man adjusting to his situation, and Shelter, an ex-army officer scorned after being dismissed from his job, supposedly on "medical grounds", with a sinister motive. Oliver Stone, the leader of the mysterious group that calls itself the Camel Club, is both feared and respected. Keeping a vigilant watch over our leaders in Washington D.C., the club has won some allies, but it has also earned formidable enemies - including some who will do anything to prevent the Club from uncovering the secret work of the government.
Most of us can’t relate to the characters as we are not homeless but they did a very good job of portraying the way that homeless people are thought of in society and how they are treated. I think that one of the main reasons for this book being written was to show the hardships that people without homes and jobs have to face every day. It also helps to open your eyes to all the things in our lives that we take for granted I also felt sorry for Harry. He had no choice but to follow his mother's commands. He was raised by her with only one purpose in life. Yet, he was worried about his family and he was hoping to keep his two lives separate. Robert B. Parker's Stone Cold is the fourth novel in his Jesse Stone series, but it is the first in the series to be adapted into a film, and contains significant differences. In the film, Jesse's relationship with Jenn is still relegated to phone calls, they do not reconcile at the end and Jesse does not stop drinking; in the novel, they get together and reconcile and Jesse stops drinking. In the film, Jesse sees Abby exclusively prior to her murder; in the novel, their relationship is not exclusive. In the film, Jesse sets up the Lincolns at Candace's house; in the novel, the final shootout takes place in a mall. Finally, in the film, Officer D'Angelo is not murdered.  Rating [ edit ]He is part of the reason why Link moved out. Even Carol moved out because of Vince’s behavior at home. In 1997, the novel was adapted for a television series of the same title, starring James Gaddas, Peter Howitt and Elizabeth Rider, and produced by Andy Rowley. It was nominated for a Best Children's Drama Award at BAFTA.  The short series was shown on Scene.